JAZZ WALK JOINT COVER
Its the Anacortes Jazz Festival Labor Day Weekend, Fri August 31 through Monday Sept 3rd. Four days of national acts on stage at the Curtis Wharf and a Jazz Walk among nine downtown clubs.
The Jazz Walk is a joint cover event on Friday and Saturday night, Aug 31 and Sept 1. $10 dollars each night allows access to all clubs. Music starts at 9 PM and runs until midnight. Here's the schedule:
Adrift (8-11:00 PM) - Katy Bourne
Bellissima Tratoria - Julian MacDonough Trio featuring Mike Allen
Brown - Ryan Burns
El Jinete - La Rosa Trio
Majestic - Trish Hatley
Rockfish - Bill Anschell
Star Bar - Victor Noriega
Watertown - Dillinger's Calmbake
Aloha Paradise Grill (8-11:00 PM) -
Adrift (8-11:00 PM) - Rane Nogales
Bellissima Tratoria - Steve Korn Trio featuring Dawn Clement
Brown - Geoff Harper
El Jinete - Allen Lewis and Fidalgo Swing
Majestic - Frankly Moanin'
Rockfish - Mark Taylor Quartet
Star Bar - Lee Pence Trio
Watertown - Tim Sherman Band
Lee Pence: The Lee Pence Trio is a contemporary smooth jazz ensemble that performs throughout the Northwest. Lee's style follows in the footsteps of guitar greats Howard Roberts, Pat Martino, Johnny A, and Eric Johnson.
For more info see www.leepenceguitar.com
Rane Nogales: Singer Rane Nogales is well known for creating a rich blend of sounds in a romantic, ultra-lounge, hot summer night style of jazz. Rane leads a sophisticated performance band with hundreds of standards in their repertoire and some of the finest musicians in the region in her line-up.
For more info see www.ranenogales.com
Mark Taylor: Seattle based saxophonist, Mark Taylor, is a major voice and integral part of the Northwest jazz scene. Mark can be heard regularly around the Seattle area with the Jim Knapp Orchestra, Seattle Repertory Jazz Orchestra, Mark Taylor Quartet, and various other groups led by Marc Seales, Jay Thomas, Steve Korn and others. Having performed locally with Carla Bley, Steve Swallow, Quincy Jones, Maria Schneider, Bill Holman, Lee Konitz, George Cables, Ernestine Anderson, Clark Terry, Jimmy Heath, Pete Christlieb, and others, Mark has established himself as an invaluable asset to the local music scene.
For more info see www.marktaylorjazz.com
Frankly Moanin: The Frankly Moanin' Jazz quartet, now in its 14th year, helps perpetuate the Jazz tradition with performances in local venues and events throughout the area. Founded in 1993, originally as a trio, Frankly Moanin' has evolved through the years, adding and subtracting members…the current group consists of the original trio (Warren Newton on keys, Tim Eslick on Bass and Todd Anderson on Drums), plus John Savage, a local legend on guitar.
Geoff Harper: Geoff Harper has been one of the Northwest's premier bassists for the past decade. He has performed with an impressive lineup of musicians from Herbie Hancock to Bill Frisell. Harper studied bass at both Cornish College of the Arts and the Berklee College of Music and has recorded extensively in the Seattle area.
For more info see www.lastmondays.com
Katy Bourne: Seattle vocalist, Katy Bourne, believes, among other things, that jazz should be fun and that each song has the potential to be a great adventure.
Katy swings hard and lives for the synergy of the moment. "When a tune is really cooking, there is a synergy between the players that is euphoric and profound. That's as close to heaven as it gets for me."
For more info see www.katy-bourne.com
Trish Hatley: Trish Hatley has captured a large loyal following from her many singing performances in the Northwest. She has brought Live Swinging Jazz too many venues from small intimate clubs to big productions.
Trish ceates a fun and entertaining atmosphere anytime she plays that keeps bringing people back for more
For more info see www.kissofjazz.com
Bill Anschell: Seattle pianist/composer Bill Anschell is one of the most respected jazz men in the Northwest. He is also one of the most traveled. He spent several years in Atlanta where he appeared in leading events across the Southeast including the 1996 Summer Olympic Games and the Atlanta Jazz. His trio has toured extensively in Central and South America, and as a performer and musical director, he has appeared at North Sea Jazz Festival in Holland, the Nice Festival in France, the Monterrey Jazz Festival in California, and the Kennedy Center in Washington.
His performances have been widely broadcast on radio and television including National Public Radio's "JazzSet," hosted by Branford Marsalis; Radio France; and French national television.
For more info see www.billanschell.com
Julian McDonough Trio: The Julian MacDonough Trio, specializing in swinging group interplay, features the incomparable Mike Allan on tenor sax and the always inspiring Adam Thomas on upright bass. Winners of the Western Canadian Music Award for outstanding jazz recording, this group, steeped in the tradition of the great sax trios of Sonny Rollins and with it's fresh takes on familiar tunes, is all propelled by the swinging and fiery drumming of Julian MacDonough.
For more info see www.mikeallenjazz.com
Dilinger's Clambake: Dillinger's Clambake is a "new era" swing band that mixes styles of Ballroom and Jitterbug to Rock & Roll and Funk. Their eclectic selection of American Dance Hall repertoire appeals to a wide generation of listeners. While swingin' hard like many traditional big bands, the "Clambake" cooks it up with a strong boogie-woogie, polished vocal harmonies and the steaming sound of their air tight horns.
For more info see www.dillingersclambake.com
Burns: Pianist Ryan Burns, besides being a staple on the Northwest jazz scene, has collaborated with rocker's Matt Cameron (Pearl Jam, Soundgarden), Peter DiStefano (Jane's Addiction) and many others. Prepare for the unexpected as Burns' music swings from classic jazz standards to unconventional covers.
For more info see www.ryanburnsmusic.com
Korn: Seattle drummer, Steve Korn, is a musician's drummer, and his versatile style has made him a sought after player on the Northwest jazz scene. Korn's quintet has been featured at the Seattle Art Museum's Art Of Jazz Series, the Earshot Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot, KPLU Summer Jazz Cruises and at the University of Washington Jazz Artist Series. Korn has also performed with many jazz greats including Jon Faddis, Julian Priestser, Larry Coryell, George Cables, Jessica Williams and Ernestine Anderson to name a few.
For more info see www.stevekorn.com
Fidalgo Swing: Anacortes based Fidalgo Swing plays a brand of Gypsy Jazz designed to get people on the dance floor. They are led by founder and lead guitarist Allen Lewis and co-founder, Jake Baird on Bass. The band also features Phillip Nakano on Saxophone, Josh Rust on Guitar, and Bryan Therber on Violin. Together, these core musicians have an experience timeline of over 100 years. Along with performing on their own, the band often features many other talented performers from around the Pacific Northwest.
For more info see www.fidalgoswing.com
Sherman: One of the finest blues guitarists on the Left Coast, Tim got plugged into the Seattle scene at the Blue Monday jam at the late, great Owl Cafe in the mid-'80s. Since then, he has worked with The Slackmasters, The Bluestars, The Dick Powell Band, Stevie & the Blue Flames, Out of the Blue, The Led Jackson Band, and Annieville Blues. Fronting his own group, Sherman specializes in a jazzy blend of instrumental blues with a cool West Coast feel.
For more info see www.harmonicaplayboy.com
La Rosa Trio: Start with the inspired Latin drumming of Oscar DeLaRosa, add the seven-string jazz guitar accompaniment of Yusuf Kilgore, then include the melodic finesees of multi-instrumentalist Philip Nakano and the result is the De La Rosa Trio, a premier act specializing in a fresh and innovative Latin jazz sound.,
Noriega: With a taste for adventure and pushing the boundaries, pianist/composer Victor Noriega (2006 NW Instrumentalist of the Year - Earshot Jazz) spins a sophisticated web of emotion, intellect, and risk-taking in his music, creating a style that is all his own.
Victor has performed for a variety of audiences at jazz music festivals and top jazz venues throughout the U.S., Canada and Asia. Featured performances in North America include the Earshot Jazz Festival, The Banff International Jazz Festival, Bumbershoot, and The 2nd Annual Filipino-American Jazz Festival, as well as numerous jazz club engagements on both coasts.
For more info see www.noriegamusic.com